HBO Drops Trailer for Times Square Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ [VIDEO]

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 at 5:11 am by

HBO’s forthcoming Times-Square-in-the-seventies drama, The Deuce, now has a trailer and official release date. The highly anticipated eight-episode first season debuts September 10.

James Franco is attached to the project and plays the role of twin brothers who are mob players in this oft-romanticized underworld. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars as a Times Square prostitute. The pilot was written by The Wire veteran David Simon and long-time collaborator George Pelecanos, and directed by Michelle MacLaren.

From the official network press release:

Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce” follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce.

Keep your eye out for the Lower East Side. Several scenes were filmed in and around the neighborhood last summer and into fall.

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